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Turning public issues into private troubles: lead contamination, domestic labor, and the exploitation of womens unpaid labor in Australia

Bryson, Lois; Robinson, Kathryn; McPhillips, Kathleen


Residents living in the vicinity of lead smelters are subjected to particularly high levels of contamination from the toxic process of smelting. Yet, public health strategies currently promoted by state health authorities in Australia do not focus their major attention on stopping the contamination at its source. This article focuses on housecleaning regimes, largely implemented by women, aimed at stopping the toxic material from being ingested by children. Because the residential areas...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2001
Type: Journal article
Source: Gender and Society


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